Being a modern designer nowadays usually means you spend most of your workday in front of a computer monitor, toiling away at various creative applications such as InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator. However, as you’ll see, that doesn’t always have to be the case. Read on!

When personal computers with graphical user interfaces became a mainstay in the workplace and universities in the mid-1980′s, it wasn’t long before people started playing around with them to see what they could really do. Of course, one of the greatest things to come out of the personal computer was the ability to create art digitally. Programs such as MS Paint and Adobe’s early versions Illustrator made it easy for anyone with access to a computer to create digital art, forever changing the field of design.

Today, it’s great to see that a lot of artists are combining analog and digital workflows. The imperfect lines created by a designer’s hands lends a certain uniqueness to a project. While the digital workflows an artist employs provides a level of polish and control, allowing a project to have a truly professional and deliberate look.

Check out some great hand-made typographic projects by some really great artists!

Maricor Maricar

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Versatil

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Miguel Dias

 

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Dominic Le-Hair

 

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Lavanya Naidoo

 

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Charles Williams

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If you have a handmade design project you’d like to share with us, please do so in the comments section. We’d love to see your work!

Author:

Isaac is the Co-Founder and Chief Editor of Design Instruct. He has experience in various design and art related fields including design, illustration, and photography. He's in charge of making sure that Design Instruct publishes high quality content that professional designers and digital artists demand and expect. Get in touch via email and on Twitter as @designinstruct or @IAMTHEGUBE.